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Rohatsu Sesshin – Opening Evening Program (Online)

November 27, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Rohatsu means the 8th day of the 12th month, which is the traditional day for celebrating Buddha’s enlightenment. Sesshin means ‘to gather the mind.’  As the darkest days of the year approach, we sit together with the principle of awakening, fully opening to the ‘wisdom beyond wisdom’ that is revealed in sitting meditation.

The initial days of this week-long retreat will be offered online via Zoom, sitting mornings and evenings, starting Sunday evening Nov. 27 through Thursday Dec. 1.  Friday Dec. 2 and Saturday Dec. 3, we will sit in person all day at the Dharma Center, including into the evening. These in-person days will include Oryoki meals, the traditional three-bowl Zen style of eating.  We will end with a half-day in-person sitting and closing ceremony on Sunday, Dec.4.  There will be Dharma talks on Monday evening and Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings.    Full 7-Day Rohatsu Schedule  

Sunday Schedule:

7:30 pm  Welcome and Orientation
8:00 pm  Zazen
8:30 pm  Refuges
For more information or to request a reduced fee or scholarship, please contact us at 

** Register for full Sesshin at


November 27, 2022
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Valley Streams Zen Sangha
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